TEMPE, Ariz. – Defending NCAA Division II national champions Armstrong State and Hawai´i Pacific are the women’s and men’s top-ranked teams, respectively, in the 2016 Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Division II Fall Rankings, as announced on Tuesday by Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
National women’s runner-up, BYU-Hawaii, checks in at No. 2 in the fall rankings, followed by Lynn at No. 3, Saint Leo at No. 4 and Hawai´i Pacific at No. 5. Barry (No. 6), West Florida (No. 7), Columbus State (No. 8), Northeastern State (No. 9) and St. Mary’s (TX) round out the women’s Top 10.
On the men’s side, Saint Leo is No. 2, with Armstrong State (No. 3), Lander (No. 4) and Valdosta State completing the Top 5. Columbus State (No. 6), Barry (No. 7), Lynn (No. 8), West Florida (No. 9) and Embry-Riddle complete the national Top 10.
Madeline Hill of Washburn is the No. 1-ranked player in women’s singles. Hill was the winner of the 2016 ITA Oracle Cup Division II singles title and posted a record of 18-1 this fall. In doubles, Lynn’s Diana Bogolii and Rosalie Willig occupy the top spot. The Bogolii-Willig duo repeated as ITA Oracle Cup doubles champions, earning a wildcard entry into the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, which was held Nov. 3-6 at the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York.
In the men’s individual rankings, Oliver Frank of Azusa Pacific, winner of the 2016 ITA Oracle Cup Division II singles title and Oracle Cup singles championship, is the nation’s No. 1-ranked player. Frank also competed at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. West Florida’s Alex Peyrot and Pedro Dumont are the top-ranked doubles team. Peyrot and Dumont won the ITA Oracle Cup Division II doubles title.
The next set of national rankings will be released on February 22, 2017.
About the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings
As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA administers the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings that are designed to track the top men's and women's teams, along with singles and doubles players in NCAA Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, Junior Colleges and California Junior Colleges. For full rankings information, please visit http://www.itatennis.com/ResultsAndRankings/Rankings.htm.